News Advisory: City of Cleveland Kicks Off 2015 Sustainability Summit – The Year of Clean Water

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

From: Office of the Mayor 

Daniel Williams, Director of Media Relations
Office of the Mayor                         
(216) 664-2223

Daniel Ball, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Office of the Mayor 
(216) 664-3691

CLEVELAND – On Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17, Mayor Frank G. Jackson will welcome more than 500 local business leaders, government officials, non-profit leaders, students, educators and residents to his seventh annual Sustainability Summit: Sustainable Cleveland 2019. The two day event will be held at Cleveland Public Auditorium from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.

Sustainable Cleveland 2019 was founded in 2009 by Mayor Jackson to build a thriving “green city on a blue lake”. The initiative creates a framework for Clevelanders from all walks of life to work together to build a robust and resilient region by focusing attention on annual key areas fundamental to a suitable economy – 2015  is the Year of Clean Water.  

The City of Cleveland is pleased to welcome two dynamic keynote presenters to this year’s Summit: Naomi Davis, Founder of Blacks in Green, an award-winning economic development organization based in West Woodlawn, Chicago with a national network; and Marcus Eriksen, who embarked on a 2,000-mile, 5-month journey down the Mississippi River on a homemade raft to study the ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution. For more information on the Sustainability Summit and keynote speakers, visit

Media Note: If you plan to cover the event please notify Daniel Ball listed at the top of this notice.

WHO: Mayor Frank G. Jackson 
WHAT: 2015 Sustainability Summit    
WHEN: Wednesday September 16 and Thursday September 17, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm    
WHERE: Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue 

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